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Safety Compliance & Education

We offer a full range of compliance and education services that enhance your in-house safety program.

We will work with you to ensure your safety program is compliant, successful, and supports your safety culture.

Our Safety Compliance & Education Services Include:

  • Safety program design and facilitation
  • DOT driver file(s) audits and management
  • Safety data sheet (SDS) management with electronic binder solution
  • Safety Committee meeting facilitation and coordination
  • Crew observations and facility inspections
  • Required training delivery and monthly educational materials coordinated to support your safety program delivery objectives
  • Tracking and monitoring of employee training records and overall program compliance, including recommendations for the upcoming year and training reports for MN DLI apprenticeship program, reviews, etc.
  • Creation, review, and revision of safety documents (Safety Rules, Safe Work Practices, written plans, inspection forms, etc.)
  • Electrical safety demonstration trailer available for hire

Safety Team

Headshot of Safety Coordinator, Carl Henning

Carl Henning, CLCP

Carl Henning, CLCP is STAR’s Safety Coordinator. Carl is a Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP) with over 30 years in the electric utility industry as a lineman and as a Safety Coordinator.

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Lisa Tickhill, MSc

Lisa Tickhill, MSc is STAR’s Safety Compliance Specialist. Lisa has a Master of Science (MSc) and is working towards her CLCP. Lisa has worked in safety since 2003 and specialized in compliance management.


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"As we began work on building a broadband infrastructure throughout our service territory, we knew safety couldn’t be placed on the back burner. STAR has been a part of our safety program for many years, but now we are leaning on them even more. Depending on STAR to keep us on track was an easy decision because Lisa and Carl do not let items slip through the cracks. STAR takes ownership of our safety program as if they were employees of the Co-op. I am glad we have STAR as a partner to guide and support us."

Luke Johnson, Operations Manager
Meeker Cooperative Light & Power Association
Headshot of Dan Carlisle

"Our receipt of the 2018 MN Governors Safety Award is a direct result of Lisa Tickhill and Carl Henning’s efforts at implementing a top-notch safety program and reflects all of the hard work they put in to keeping our employees safe. It would be easy for our employees to bask in the glow of this award and receive all the credit, but without our safety partners (Lisa and Carl), it wouldn’t be possible. Lisa and Carl are like silent partners in a business: behind the scenes, not highly visible each day, but incredibly valuable. My personal thanks for all that you do helping to make everyone’s job safer."

Dan Carlisle, CEO
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative

"We brought Carl and Lisa on board to add diversity to and strengthen our safety program. With the help of both, we have been able to get our safety and compliance on track and make tremendous improvements to our program. It is nice to know that if I ever have questions regarding safety and compliance, it can be answered with a quick phone call, email or text. I look forward to continuing our relationship."

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Dale Schwagel, Operations Manager
Traverse Electric Cooperative